Statoil and GAC sign worldwide agency contract.
Major energy group Statoil has appointed GAC to provide hub agency services covering all ports outside of Norway effective from 2010.
The contract extends GAC"s long-standing relationship with Statoil through GAC Norway since the 1980s.
Capt. Tom Bjorklund, General Manager of GAC"s Global Hub Services, says he is delighted at the development: ?Our global hub agency service is a proven concept for managing port calls efficiently on a regional or global scale. We look forward to supporting Statoil further in achieving greater efficiency.?
Flexibility in service
GAC"s Marketing Manager for Scandinavia, Peter Österman, adds: ?GAC won Statoil"s confidence through a combination of teamwork, flexibility in our service offering and plenty of sweat.?
Another key contributing factor was GAC"s ability to cover the IT-related demands made by Statoil. This was achieved through the company"s core business tool GACShip ? GAC Global Hub Services" IT system that supports the entire port call process. The application is continually enhanced by experienced in-house developers in close cooperation with GAC"s Global Hub Services" customers, agents and personnel.